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Matt Morrison

Social Media Marketing Manger 

Mobile: 07736294471

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Website: www.vertexresourcing.com

As a key member of our support team, Matt’s role is instrumental in driving and developing Vertex’s digital brand and outreach.

An Interview With Matt

Here's what Matt had to say about all things Vertex and more; 

VR: So how long have you been working at Vertex?

MM: Seems like yesterday…. wait it was.

VR: What’s your area of expertise, (within Vertex)?

MM: Advertising, social media marketing, personal branding, sales……. FIFA?

VR: What can you offer a client or candidate, that nobody else can?

MM: A different perspective and a creative edge, and socially unacceptable humour.

VR: That’s enough boring stuff, let’s get personal….
Describe yourself in 3 words?

MM: Bald, beautiful, awesomeness

VR: Who is your celebrity idol, living or dead and why?

MM: Ooo I have two…. Dave Grohl for being just an absolute legend, and then the other isn’t so much a celebrity, but it would be Steven Bartlett (CEO of Social Chain) for literally going broke to build his company, and from such a young age too, the guy's got vision and perseverance two things I admire.

VR: If you won a £1 million tomorrow, what would you do?

MM: Invest it in building my own social media empire…. don’t worry Vertex I won’t forget you.

VR: What’s the craziest thing you’ve done?

MM: Errrrm what can I say that won’t incriminate me haha…. on purpose would have to be 11,000ft skydive in Australia, by accident, drive a car down a mountain at 60kmph with no brakes…. I only realised the brakes went while I was driving down it….that was pretty crazy.

VR: You’re doing a pub quiz, what’s your best subject?

MM: Films or Marvel…. although recently won a pub quiz and I think it was my knowledge on Switzerland weirdly that won it. 

If want to chat with Matt more, get in touch today.

Blogs by Matt Morrison

S.O.H

27 Nov 2018

S.O.H

It’s Squeaky, tastes quite often like rubber unless cooked by a Michelin star chef, but regardless of that we  brits  love it, we fry it, make burgers out of it, it is  of course  our beloved Halloumi! And there is a race against time to save it, according to an article by Wired.com!

 

NOT SO BREAKING NEWS! Brits Hate Their Job - Here’s An Out OF The Box Way To Change It!

20 Nov 2018

NOT SO BREAKING NEWS  Brits Hate Their Job - Heres An Out OF The Box Way To Change It

As we said this probably isn’t exactly breaking  news  to most, Brits tend to be a pretty moany bunch and we love to hate things. However, what you might not have  realised  is that nearly 40% of us admit to hating our jobs and its mostly down to feeling undervalued and company culture.

 

Coffee Or Tea? The Answer Could Be In Your Genes!

16 Nov 2018

Coffee Or Tea The Answer Could Be In Your Genes

That’s right! According to a new study done by scientists in Australia, your genes may be the key to whether you are an avid latte drinker or connoisseur of the cuppa.

 

Brits Scramble To Find “Local” Jobs Over Brexit Fears

13 Nov 2018

Brits Scramble To Find Local Jobs Over Brexit Fears

“Professionals who want to stay in London, but are concerned about their roles being transferred overseas, are leveraging the shrinking window of time to try and secure a job locally.” -RecruitmentGrapevine.com

 

3 Ideas To Make Your Office As Good As Working From Home?

09 Nov 2018

3 Ideas To Make Your Office As Good As Working From Home

Working from home, flexible working hours and shorter work weeks are all slowly and surely becoming common place in the modern working model, but is it productive and do we really trust them to be doing the work they should be?

 

5 Ways To Beat The Monday Blues

05 Nov 2018

5 Ways To Beat The Monday Blues

We all hate Mondays! So much so that we have even posted countless images of cats in precarious situations with hilarious captions to depict how much we hate Mondays.

But why do we hate them so much? Well it’s the end of the weekend and the start of 5 straight days of 9-5 or sometimes 8-6 madness….cue shiver down spine and the need for that second coffee.

 

The Power of Social for Food

06 Jul 2018

The Power of Social for Food

A report recently published by the Grocer looked at the power of social media for promoting functional foods. I thought to be honest surely this is a bad thing that social media influencers can promote products that have amazing health benefits that don’t exist, that end in some poor girl getting sent to hospital for malnutrition…. the Atkins diet all over again!

 

1 In 10 Workers Say They’ve Imagined Killing Their Boss!

02 Jul 2018

1 In 10 Workers Say Theyve Imagined Killing Their Boss

An article I recently read by Retail Gazette, highlighted a study by independent survey company Vivatic, that has shown that 1 in 10 Brits have imagined killing their boss!

 

Fake Meat Shelved Next To Real Meat…Bridging The Gap Or Forceful Marketing?!

11 Jun 2018

Fake Meat Shelved Next To Real MeatBridging The Gap Or Forceful Marketing

Sainsburys’ is set to release its new Vegan friendly range next month, targeted at the latest Flexitarian trend, which has an estimated size of 22 million, but here’s the twist…...It’s going to be shelved next to the real meats in the chilled isle.

 

Changing Your Career – Sometimes It’s Just About Pushing Your Boundaries.

31 May 2018

Changing Your Career  Sometimes Its Just About Pushing Your Boundaries

Zinedine Zidane today announced his decision to leave Real Madrid as manager right after winning the Champions League, to the shock of football fans worldwide.

 

Sainsburys + Asda – CMA = Store Closures?

30 Apr 2018

Sainsburys + Asda  CMA  Store Closures

The biggest deal of the year let alone the day, has got to be the Sainsbury's and Asda £7bn merger deal.

 

The Plastic Pact - Enough is Enough For Major FMCG Brands

26 Apr 2018

The Plastic Pact - Enough is Enough For Major FMCG Brands

No, it’s not a new reality TV show following some un-interesting wannabe celebs as they go through plastic surgery together (if that becomes a thing I want some form of royalty for the idea). It is in fact the pact pledged by around 40 Major UK businesses to eradicate single use plastic from their packaging.

 

Standing out in the digital age.

23 Apr 2018

Standing out in the digital age

Have you seen the singing CV? Page Kemna back in January 2018, decided that enough was enough and that job hunting and CV’s were fundamentally boring, so in an effort to jazz the whole process up and exercise her right to be a little creative, she posted this:

 

Accidentally on Purpose - Scientists stumble on cure for plastic problem

18 Apr 2018

Accidentally on Purpose - Scientists stumble on cure for plastic problem

Have you ever accidentally created a moment of genius, like how Newton discovered the theory of gravity, from an apple falling on his head…. or supposedly.

Well that’s exactly what researchers from the University of Portsmouth did.

 

As Bee’s decline, major FMCG businesses face concerns over the future of their supply chain’s.

13 Apr 2018

As Bees decline major FMCG businesses face concerns  over the future of their supply chains

Major FMCG companies like Mars, ASDA, The Body Shop, are all facing fresh concerns over supply shortages of their raw materials and crops, as the decline in Bees becomes a worldwide issue.

 

Poppy’s get £600,000 investment after turning down the dragons.

12 Apr 2018

Poppys get 600000 investment after turning down the dragons

Raw pet food start-up Poppy’s Picnic has just raised over £600,000 from their Crowdfunding campaign in little under a year after they famously turned down the Dragons on the hit BBC TV show.

 

Iceland removes palm-oil from its products

10 Apr 2018

Iceland removes palm-oil from its products

Iceland becomes first supermarket to remove palm-oil in support of deforestation

 

Being A Leader Is A Choice Not A Right.

09 Apr 2018

Being A Leader Is A Choice Not A Right
“Would you have a problem if we gave $150 million to Nelson Mandela? What about $200 million to Mother Teresa? No of course not…” – Steve Sinek
 

Breakfast at Moma’s

05 Apr 2018

Breakfast at Momas

Ever wished you could eat a breakfast that freshens your breath a the same time?

 

Exotic meats no more as our tastes change.

03 Apr 2018

Exotic meats no more as our tastes change

But are they really changing or is it just peer pressure from vegan campaigners?

 

The 3 C’s….do you have them?

03 Apr 2018

The 3 Csdo you have them

When it comes to being desirable and getting the job you want, it can be generally boiled down to 3 key elements or the 3 C’s.

 

Grey bottles to become a badge of honour for top supermarket!

02 Apr 2018

Grey bottles to become a badge of honour for top supermarket

“Co-op to replace clear bottles with ‘cloudy’ versions made of 50% recycled plastic” – Independent

 

Chicken or Sausage on a BBQ? The verdict is out!

28 Mar 2018

Chicken or Sausage on a BBQ The verdict is out

A recent study done by Kantar World panel, has found that chicken is now the number 2 go to, for our beloved British BBQ’s.

 

Chatbots are taking over FMCG! As Margot gets a sibling!

26 Mar 2018

Chatbots are taking over FMCG As Margot gets a sibling

Lidl’s Wine Chat bot Margot (A name derived from a play on the French wine region Margaux), is getting a brand new shiny sibling, as Lidl make plans to create a new AI service bot.

 

It’s Spring! Time To Freshen Up Your Business

20 Mar 2018

Its Spring Time To Freshen Up Your Business

With the arrival of spring equinox, comes the age-old notion of rebirth and fresh beginnings as we get ready for the summer months to come. In celebration of this wonderful time of year ( although for us in the UK it’s not exactly feeling very spring/summery, with snow still on the ground from the ‘beast from the east’s’ smaller sibling ) we wanted to show two simple ways businesses can freshen up to attract new talent, looking at one of the best in the business at it, Social Chain.

 

Time is such a precious thing, don’t waste it searching for time wasters.

16 Mar 2018

Time is such a precious thing dont waste it searching for time wasters

When it comes to finding top talent it can feel like you're firing a shotgun in the dark hoping to hit something. We've put together a few simple steps so you can save time and bring the talent to your door.

 

10 of the Craziest Interview Questions and How to Handle Them

12 Mar 2018

10 of the Craziest Interview Questions and How to Handle Them

We’ve come across a lot weird and wonderful interview styles and questions in our time as FMCG recruitment specialists, so we thought to make sure you’re not left speechless, we’ve put together 10 of our favourite curveball questions:

 

Degree or no degree? - Why are so many hiring managers so dependent on them?

12 Mar 2018

Degree or no degree - Why are so many hiring managers so dependent on them

Would you love Steve Jobs to have applied for a role at your business? What about Gary Vaynerchuck or Steven Bartlett interviewing for a role in your marketing team? Or how about Sir Richard Branson applying for a NAM role?

 

How To find Your Oscar winner

05 Mar 2018

How To find Your Oscar winner

In the wake of Gary Oldman finally winning an Oscar after all the great performances he’s done, Tinker tailor Soldier Spy and Dracula among my favourites, spanning a career over 3 decades. We wanted to offer some of our own advice for finding your own Oscar winning employee.

Also, we’ve popped some famous film quotes in there as hats off to some great films, see if you can guess them all, and leave your answers in the comments.

 

Would you eat Charcoal?

26 Feb 2018

Would you eat Charcoal

That’s right! would you eat charcoal?

According to TheGrocer.co.uk and their wonderful blog on the most unusual smoothie innovations, black is the green! and it's not just drinks brands that's doing it.

 

Iceland marketing team on point in wake of #KFCCrisis

23 Feb 2018

Iceland marketing team on point in wake of KFCCrisis
'There came a shining light! In the form of Iceland’s amazing emergency chicken response team (if this is not a real department it now should be), with this glorious offer of help to all the KFC lovers out there...'
 

Are office pets the way forward?

19 Feb 2018

Are office pets the way forward

I was doing my morning rounds checking all the latest news and blogs as you do, and I come across this article by The Recruiter in response to the Chinese (lunar) new year – “ IT’S THE YEAR OF THE (RECRUITMENT) DOG!”,  which is fundamentally all around the latest trend of having an office dog, and suffice to say I was hooked. I mean a dog at work what a great trend to read about on a Monday morning.

 

Social media – the new CV?

19 Feb 2018

Social media  the new CV

As the age of social media grows stronger and stronger, solid personal branding becomes more and more necessary and ever more present in our daily lives. So, is social media the new CV?

This example makes it seem so, recently Akosua Boadi-Agyemang posted this on LI.

 

How Not To Interview

16 Feb 2018

How Not To Interview

We all dread the interview, even preparing for it can strike fear in even the most confident of individuals, and as we all know, fortune favours the prepared! but sometimes, too much preparation can become a serious hinderance.

 

Is AI good in Recruitment?

12 Feb 2018

Is AI good in Recruitment

As more and more companies use AI to screen their candidates, problems prove that using a specialist recruiter is worth its weight in gold!

 

Following Selena Gomez’s comments on twitter, we looked at ways to battle anxiety and stress in the workplace

08 Feb 2018

Following Selena Gomezs comments on twitter we looked at ways to battle anxiety and stress in the workplace

Selena Gomez recently opened up in an interview with Bazaar, on how she deals with anxiety and depression, stating it’s not something I feel I’ll ever overcome...and I’m okay with that because I know that I’m choosing myself over anything else." @selenagomez

 

F1 girls axed – at what point is gender equality just taking away job opportunities

05 Feb 2018

F1 girls axed  at what point is gender equality just taking away job opportunities

Bernie Eccleston was furious following the recent axe of the F1 girls due to gender equality and sexism issues, responding with “These girls were part of the show, part of the spectacle….I can’t see how a good-looking girl standing with a driver and a number in front of a Formula One car can be offensive to anybody.”. -TheSun.com 

 

Our Very own Lizzie and Jaz talk about their thoughts on gender equality and the F1 girls being axed.

05 Feb 2018

Our Very own Lizzie and Jaz talk about their thoughts on gender equality  and the F1 girls being axed

So, our Vertex girls Lizzie Henderson and Jaz Palen took time out of their busy schedules to talk to me about their thoughts on gender inequality, and the latest row in the news over the Formula 1 Grid Girls being axed.

Here’s how it went.

 

Is Alexa the future for consumer goods?

30 Jan 2018

Is Alexa the future for consumer goods

I’ve been watching the whole Alexa situation for a while now, and I must admit it has got me pretty excited about the future of retail, in particular within the FMCG sector, and how consumer trends are going to rapidly change over the next 5 years.

So many articles and studies I have read highlight how consumers who use voice technology such as Alexa, are likely to spend 500% more!!!

 

Amazon Go's been robbed!!

25 Jan 2018

Amazon Gos been robbed

So, Amazon Go has been open a week, and already we have had a shoplifter...accidently I might add, but still the shop of tomorrow has failed!

 

Ignorance is definitely not bliss, in the eyes of the consumer

22 Jan 2018

Ignorance is definitely not bliss in the eyes of the consumer

During my morning reads of various articles and blogs on up and coming trends in a whole host of categories, I saw a short section in the Mintel Global Food and Drink Trends 2018, titled ‘Full Disclosure’. This colourful report highlights, how as consumers we’ve grown tired of the cloak dagger tactics so many brands previously used to employ, and that we now prefer brands that are far more transparent.

 

Live to work or work to live? Does it really need to be one or the other?

18 Jan 2018

Live to work or work to live  Does it really need to be one or the other

Imagine this, you wake up on Thursday morning, its 6am and you think ahhhh I’ve got two more days of work till the weekend, that’s twenty hours of my life!....Oh wait hang on, no I don’t, I have one day left and today is only six hours long and I don’t need to start till 10am…..and you hit that snooze button and fall asleep for another two whole hours before you get up and make yourself a lovely healthy breakfast and enjoy some fresh coffee, before you leave for your last day before your 3 day weekend begins.

 

What’s that coming over the hill?... It’s a Vegan. Or rather It’s Veganism.

15 Jan 2018

Whats that coming over the hill Its a Vegan Or rather Its Veganism

To most of us a vegan used to be that annoying hippie friend who you hated inviting round for dinner as the only thing they could eat was carrot sticks and a bowl of chickpeas. But over the last 5 years, veganism has gone to a whole new level with the trend rising from the cool fringes to the red-hot mainstream.

 

The Rise of Retail Tech

08 Jan 2018

The Rise of Retail Tech

According to Forbes and the 2017 Zebra Retail Vision study , “ By 2021, retailers are planning investments in Internet of Things (70%), machine learning/cognitive computing (68%) and automation (57%)”.   In a nutshell, technology in retail, has gone past our doorstep, it’s now sitting in our living room, drinking tea with your grandma.

 

What’s your food trend for 2018?

04 Jan 2018

Whats your food trend for 2018

According to Bidfood’s 2018 study on British consumer food trends, it’s going to be all about healthy, international culinary treats, that we can just grab and go!

 

Time For That New Year New Me

03 Jan 2018

Time For That New Year New Me

With the new year, comes resolutions and goals of creating a better self, but do we really create goals that are right for us?

 

STOP DOING THIS RIGHT NOW!

29 Nov 2017

STOP DOING THIS RIGHT NOW

Revealed: What candidates hate about recruiters......and you probably do more of them than you realise.

 

The Times They Are A-Changin

24 Nov 2017

The Times They Are A-Changin

A great song for sure, but there’s a lot of truth in the somewhat random mumblings of the great Bob Dylan.

 

Personal Branding - Are you doing it?

20 Nov 2017

Personal Branding - Are you doing it

“Today, building your personal brand is just as important as building your company’s brand -- in fact, it might even be more important.”

Entrepreneur.com

 

‘These are not the answers you’re looking for’

17 Nov 2017

These are not the answers youre looking for

Sure fire questions to get all the answers you need from potential candidates.....Jedi style